Private Lands Conservation

NE IA RC&D is working though this project to increase outreach to individual landowners and facilitate interaction between US Fish and Wildlife Service, NRCS, DNR, the US Forest Service and other agencies that have funding for private land conservation. The project maximizes the impact existing...

Through this project, NE IA RC&D partnered with NRCS to maintain and restore cropland, forestland, grazing land, and fish and wildlife habitat and protect water and air resources in Northeast Iowa by providing information and education to producers about participation in the Conservation Security Program....

[caption id="attachment_2094" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Instream Sinkhole"][/caption] NE IA RC&D provided assistance to the Iowa Geologic Survey Bureau and other partners to conduct a karst survey in the Upper Iowa River Watershed over a three year period. The IGSB provided funding for RC&D Student Interns through a...

NE IA RC&D partners with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division to conduct an annual Gypsy Moth survey of Eastern Iowa. The RC&D assists with the monitoring and collection of the boxes to determine the invasive species infiltration into the state and management...

This project addressed the imminent threat to water quality in the state’s premier coldwater watersheds by promoting re-enrollment or soil conserving alternatives on expiring highly erodible CRP acres. NRCS provided funding for personnel to minimize impairments caused by sediment delivery into priority coldwater streams. The...

The Upper Iowa River Watershed has been recognized on local, state and national levels as an important natural and economic resource. Recognizing the importance of water quality in this sensitive watershed, local agencies, organization and landowners united to form the Upper Iowa River Watershed Alliance....

This project begin in 2003 and was funded by Iowa DNR- Bureau of Forestry, Northeast Region of the US Forest Service. The goal of this project was to promote forest and timber related conservation practices in Northeast Iowa. The environmental and economic benefits of timber...

NE IA RC&D is cooperating with NRCS to maintain and restore cropland, forestland, grazing land, and fish and wildlife habitat and protect water and air resources in Northeast Iowa by providing information and education to producers about participation in the Conservation Security Program. This project...